(Closed) alterations? from train to front -or wishful thinking

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2286 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

What does the dress look like? It might work if you don’t mind a seam. If your dress has a ruffled skirt then the can probably add fabric. 

Post # 4
1318 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I wish I had more answers, but really your best bet for straight answers will be taking it to an alterations person. I can’t see why they couldn’t take from the train, but they may have other tricks up their sleeves like lowering the whole skirt. 

Post # 5
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It can probably be done, but I would guess it will be pretty expensive because of the fabric.  You’d have to find the spot on the train where when you cut it you are taking off a whole row of flowers.  Then you have to keep in mind you’ll need seem allowances- one for where they attach it to the front, one to hem the front edge and one to re hem the seem on the train so it doesn’t fray.  Its hard to tell from the picture, but I’m guessing you need 2-3 inches in the front? If thats the case you’ll probably have to give up at least 6 inches on your train to make it work.  I would definitely take it into a seemstress and have them look at it.

Post # 7
2086 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Maybe it’s worth seeing one or two more seamstresses? 

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